Stratford Hall hosts Civil War symposium on medical history

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

The amputated limbs, shattered bodies and the photographs of battlefield dead are familiar images of the carnage of the Civil War. No other American conflict, on our soil, has exacted such a toll of human suffering. However, what is far less

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known, are the medical and surgical advances made during this time, and how those emerging methods still resonate and enhance our current practical medical procedures.

Join Stratford Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3, for a day-long symposium featuring experts on topics including the emergence of modern emergency room methodologies, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Civil War soldier, African Americans in medicine during the Civil War era, and an overview of Civil War medical practices. This important symposium, produced in partnership with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, seeks to add to our growing understanding of this tragic American event.

Registration is recommended. This program is free to Friends of Stratford (FOS). To register for, or get more information about this program, please either e-mail rsvp@stratfordhall.org, fax 804-493-0333, call Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972, or leave a voice-mail message at 804-493-8038, ext. 7787. Please contact 804-493-8919 for membership information only.

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